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Yolo Boomers and electric scooters: The rise of lockdown-era “reverse parenting”

Theirs is the first generation of seniors to have balked at being called granny and gramps, embraced the late-life crisis and later-life divorce, and begun out-drinking their younger counterparts

An electric scooter may not seem the likeliest set of wheels for a desperado breakout but it’s how my mother is plotting to escape my shielding ministrations. She’s in her 70s, so while she isn’t about to risk public transport any time soon, a motorised toddler ride is apparently just fine.

Her destination? The allotment, a socially-distanced joy she’s determined to snatch back, even as friends and family urge her to stay home.…

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